Development in Gardening (DIG) is improving the nutrition and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable by teaching them to plant restorative gardens that grow health, wealth and a sense of belonging.
- Improve the health of individuals through gardens designed to meet specific nutritional needs
- Work with participants to build agricultural skills necessary to develop and maintain diverse, sustainable gardens
- Build the capacity of gardeners as local resources for information, education, and replication
- Promote Gender Equity at both the household and community level
- Link nutrition, gardening, and health
- Enhance community’s food security and livelihoods
DIG’s Core Values
- We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right and can be life-saving, especially for vulnerable populations living in poverty and fighting life-threatening diseases such as HIV.
- We use a grassroots approach in working with communities to influence local policy and protect development achievements.
- We rigorously promote environmentally, economically, culturally, and educationally appropriate responses to barriers preventing equality of opportunities.
- We respond to diversities and promote inclusiveness, particularly highlighting the potential of women and girls, and of people living with HIV, people living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
- We promote gender equity as a fundamental human right.
- We partner with a broad range of organizations (local and international, civil and government, urban and rural, faith-based and secular).
- We promote, support and transfer environmentally restorative strategies resulting in climate-resilient practices.
- We engage in collaborative approaches that build on the unique circumstances of the local context to facilitate full local project ownership.